Respects paid in Hinckley this Armistice Day as wreathes laid in Mead and Atkins Building lit red

Mason Moore | Hinckley Reporter | 11 November 2021

ARMISTICE DAY has been marked in Hinckley today (11 November), by local school students laying memorial wreathes in Argents Mead and an iconic Hinckley building being illuminated in red.

Remembrance Garden (Image: Mason Moore) / Inset (Image: Unsplash)

Students from St. Mary’s Church of England Primary School, based on Station Road, paid their respects to the fallen in the Remembrance Garden inside of Hinckley’s Argents Mead park this Armistice Day (11 November).

Two wreathes, made up of poppies, were laid on the recently-renovated protected War Memorial Wall inside of the park by the oldest and youngest school students, as is tradition.

Atkins lit red

Elsewhere in town, The Atkins Building, based on Lower Bond Street, have shown their support to the Royal British Legion’s Poppy Appeal, by lighting the entrance to their building in red lights.

Main Argents Mead area decorated

As we reported six days’ ago the main park in Argents Mead was decorated in time for Remembrance Day – and the décor will remain for Remembrance Sunday.

Each pillar of the Diamond Jubilee bandstand has been covered in poppies, and the footpath lights in the park have been illuminated in red.

Remembrance Sunday service

This Sunday (14 November), an in-person Remembrance Sunday service will be held inside of the Remembrance Garden in the park, following last year’s service only being streamed online.

It will start just before 11am and will see contributions from clergy and church members of different denominations, the Royal British Legion and Veterans Groups, Civic Leaders, and representatives of the Guiding, Scouting and Cadet Organisations.

Before the service starts at 11am, a parade will be lead from the hospital car park on Mount Road down to the War Memorial inside of the Mead.

After the service, those in the parade will march down Castle Street through Market Place and into St. Mary’s Road, where they will take a salute before dispersing.

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